Havre Daily News: MSU-Northern YouthBuild Program Drawing National Attention

The YouthBuild program at Montana State University-Northern has drawn a lot of national attention in the past year or two. On Monday afternoon that attention came to Havre.

U. S. Sen. Jon Tester and Dorothy Stoneman, the founder and director of YouthBuild USA, visited Montana State University-Northern’s campus Monday to take a look at how it is done here and visit with the broad collection of collaborators that make the program possible on the Hi-Line.

The program helps at-risk youths, between the ages of 16 and 24 years old, with few other prospects, get job training, specifically in construction, while they also earn a GED diploma. It helps between one and two dozen students a semester get what they need to help them beyond the program as well, as they go into post-secondary education or the job market.

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